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Help your child handle immunizations
Many immunizations are given as shots (injections). Your child may experience brief pain as the needle penetrates the skin or muscle. Some vaccines cause more discomfort than others. In general, you can help decrease your child's discomfort by making sure that he or she is physically comfortable and well rested before getting immunized. You can use home treatment measures to help relieve some of the common minor reactions to immunizations.
Relieve mild reactions to immunizations
You can help relieve some of the common, temporary, mild reactions to immunizations with basic home care.
For more information about reactions to immunizations, see the When to Call a Doctor section of this topic.
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